Derbyshire County FA are encouraging football clubs, educational establishments, local authorities and organisations to apply to host girl’s football activities as part of the week.
Girls’ Football Week is a national campaign aimed at raising the profile of female football and supporting The FA’s aim of doubling the number of women and girls playing the game by 2020. This year Girls’ Football Week will run between 23-29 April.
Girls Football Week will encourage girls of all experience and ability to take part in football and use the sport as a fun and sociable way to stay active, as well as an opportunity to find a new squad of friends.
Over 60,000 girls took part in over 1,400 sessions delivered in schools, universities, colleges, clubs, community groups and other organisations across the country in 2017.
“Girls Football Week is a fantastic initiative to get more girls playing football and it’d be great to have lots of girls football activity taking place across Derbyshire as part of the week. Any organisations out there wanting to deliver activity as part of the week can drop me a line for more details and support”, said Lauren Mellor, Football Development Officer (Youth and Education).
Organisations can register their on-going activities as part of the week, or maybe even start something brand new to kick-start girls’ football. The week is a great opportunity to showcase female football at every level and inspire new players and volunteers.
Many of the activities delivered during the week are based on our online guides, which provide advice on ensuring all activities are fun and safe for everyone involved, maximizing enjoyment and minimising risk.
Want to get involved and register your activity?
To get involved please register your activity at FAGirlsFootballWeek.com.
Once registered you will receive digital promotional materials and a guide on how to deliver safe and fun activities. You will be sent a range of session plan ideas at the beginning of April.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Info@FAGirlsFootballWeek.com.